Available in Fairfax County, VA
Fairfax County, VA
Guide to Homes for Sale in Fairfax County, VA
Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia and sits in the northern part of the state. It’s mostly known for its strong public schooling system and for providing plenty of housing options as well as entertainment venues.
Fairfax County on a Map
Fairfax County has a total of 406 square miles which lies in the Piedmont region, with rolling hills and deep stream valleys, including Difficult Run and its tributaries. To the north and southeast of the county flows the Potomac River. Across the river to the northeast is Washington, DC, and across the river to the north is Montgomery County, Maryland. Beyond the Potomac to the southeast are Prince George’s County and Charles County—both in Maryland. Major cities like Alexandria and Falls Church are close by, while the area is bounded to the west by Loudoun County and to the south by Prince William County.
Homes for Sale in Fairfax County
Fairfax County is consistently ranked very high on lists of the best places to live in the country. A strong public schooling system and a high median salary are just some examples for the area’s popularity. The diverse housing stock is one of Fairfax’s main attractions. Here, homebuyers can find apartments, condos, single-family homes and townhouses. Fairfax offers both urban and suburban lifestyles, providing a perfect balance for an already friendly county.
Shopping and Dining in Fairfax County
Pickett Shopping Center is a large shopping mall featuring a large assortment of stores, restaurants and more. Some stores found here include DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross and Best Buy. There is also a Chuck E. Cheese’s and a Cinema Arts Theatres for entertainment and fun. Tyson’s Corner Mall in Tyson’s is one of the standout shopping venues in the county. This luxurious mall has hundreds of upscale stores, eateries, plus a cinema and an elevated outdoor plaza.
Another notable venue is Epicure Cafe. This creative cafe offers a cool roof deck and Mediterranean-style eats, beer, wine and live acoustic music. A popular live music venue can be found in Vienna at the Barns at Wolf Trap—an intimate, high-caliber performance theatre in a charming space with great acoustics. 29 Diner is one of the most visited restaurants in the county. This old-school 1940s-era diner serves up typical comfort food faves like cheeseburgers, 24/7. Bollywood Bistro is chic Indian restaurant situated in downtown Fairfax. Traditional Bollywood music plays while vintage eats and drinks are served among photos of Indian movie stars.
Enjoying the Great Outdoors and Events in Fairfax
Fall Festival is held in historic downtown Fairfax on the second Saturday in October. The event includes more than 500 crafts, arts and food vendors while attracting over 35,000 attendees year-round. Other festivals include Chocolate Lovers Festival, Irish Festival, The Holiday Craft Show and Fall for the Book Festival. Fairfax County also boasts many protected areas and a total of 390 county parks, including the Mason Neck State Park, the George Washington Memorial Park and the Elizabeth Hartwell National Wildlife Refuge.
Traveling Around Fairfax County
The intersection of Route 50 and Route 29 is located in Fairfax City. In addition, there are several other major highways running through Fairfax County including the Capitol Beltway, I-95, I-395 and I-66. The latter runs from east-west and provides direct access to major destinations like Arlington, Centreville and Washington, DC. Dulles International Airport is just to the west of Reston and can be reached via Route 267. Reagan National Airport is located in Arlington and can be accessed via I-66 or by Metro. The county has multiple Metro stations including stops on the Washington Metro’s Orange, Blue, Yellow and Silver lines.
Real Estate Market Stats
Basic Stats Overview
Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Last Updated: 4/19/2018
|Homes for Sale||2,432||+16.5%||-15.5%|
|Solds: 90 Day||3,096||+16.4%||-3.0%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.86%||+0.7%||+0.5%|
|90 Day Sold||$550,433||-0.7%||-1.2%|
|90 Day Sold||$495,000||+2.4%||+2.6%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||32.43||-29.1%||-22.7%|
|Homes for Sale||1,648||+16.0%||-15.5%|
|Solds: 90 Day||1,491||+17.0%||-4.6%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.58%||+0.9%||+0.5%|
|90 Day Sold||$732,239||-2.5%||-2.0%|
|90 Day Sold||$649,900||+0.8%||+1.7%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||37.89||-32.0%||-15.1%|
|Homes for Sale||431||+21.8%||+4.4%|
|Solds: 90 Day||982||+17.5%||-6.4%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||99.68%||+0.4%||+0.3%|
|90 Day Sold||$446,687||+2.5%||+3.2%|
|90 Day Sold||$425,500||+1.9%||+3.6%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||20.80||-29.0%||-38.5%|
|Homes for Sale||353||+12.7%||-39.7%|
|Solds: 90 Day||623||+13.3%||+6.1%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.54%||+0.5%||+0.5%|
|90 Day Sold||$278,854||-1.6%||+2.0%|
|90 Day Sold||$255,000||0.0%||+0.4%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||37.69||-21.6%||-30.6%|
What does the most expensive home in Homes for Sale in Fairfax County, VA look like?
1171 CHAIN BRIDGE RD, MCLEAN, VA 22101
How about the least expensive?
11272 MOBILE DR, FAIRFAX, VA 22030
5930 WILTON HILL TER, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22310
How Much is Available?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active Inventory
The number of Homes for Sale in Fairfax County, VA homes listed for sale. Lower inventory favors sellers in negotiations.
How Many Months of Inventory?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Months Inventory
The number of homes listed for sale in Homes for Sale in Fairfax County, VA divided by the number of homes sold in one month. Higher inventory favors buyers.
More Actives or More Pendings?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active/Pending Ratio
Ratio of homes in Homes for Sale in Fairfax County, VA listed for sale versus those under contract. The lower the number, the hotter the market.
Are Sellers Negotiating?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, List/Sold Ratio
Shows a comparison between the final sales price of homes sold in Homes for Sale in Fairfax County, VA versus their list price.
What is Average?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Average Sale Price (90 Days)
Average list price of homes for sale in Homes for Sale in Fairfax County, VA
How Fast Are They Selling?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Days on Market (Sold Listings 90 Days)
Average days from Listing Date to Sold Date for Homes for Sale in Fairfax County, VA homes that sold in the past 90 days.
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